Introduction to domestic abuse training

Course dates

Tuesday 21 February 2023 - 9:30am to 1pm

Who this course is for

This is a multi agency course. It is for all those working in Bracknell Forest who have day to day contact with members of the general public. The training is suitable for those working with both adults and children. 

Course content

This half day course is about understanding the issues associated with domestic abuse. The aim is to increase your knowledge and understanding of the issues so that you can respond to and support victims of domestic abuse.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • understand the dynamics of domestic abuse
  • identify additional issues faced by marginalised groups suffering domestic abuse
  • understand the extent and severity of domestic abuse
  • understand the reality of living with domestic abuse
  • identify and recognise possible indicators of domestic abuse
  • understand the complexities of leaving an abusive relationship
  • respond effectively to disclosures of domestic abuse
  • identify local policy and procedures to help victims of domestic abuse
  • understand how this learning may impact on your own work situation

Course details

When: 9:30am to 1pm

Where: online through Microsoft Teams

Cost: free (there is a charge of £50 for non-attendance or non-cancellation)

How to book

Bracknell Forest Council staff should book through iWorks. 

If you are not Bracknell Forest Council staff please email your booking request to:


The deadline for booking your place is 7 days before the training.

Your Microsoft Teams invitation will not be sent to you when you book, but will be sent shortly before the training. 

Please make a note of the date when you make your booking.

Terms and conditions

You may cancel your place up to 7 working days before the course.

If you fail to attend without notice you will be charged a £50 cancellation fee.

If you are unable to attend on the day because you are unwell, please notify the course tutors. In this case, we will accept a delegate.

Domestic abuse is an emotive and difficult topic. While the course will be delivered sensitively, tutors can accept no responsibility for any distress caused.